It is the last one guys, so I thought I would make it a little trickier... that said I think our man Ray might be onto something.
If only I knew
a good laugh is better than a tonic
Congratulations to all of you who guessed Wheat-stem borer (Cephus pygmaeus). First a bit about the clues. The first clue: There are holes in the start of this crop. Holes are often created by insects that can bore into vegetation. A crop refers to wheat and start, the stem. The second clue: Puys pug scheme is an anagram of the latin name for this insect - Cephus pygmaeus.
The Wheat-stem borer is a sawfly and is roughly 5-10mm in length. Sawflies have no visible waist between their thorax and abdomen and the females have a saw-like ovipositor. This sawfly has two yellow coloured bands around its abdomen. Often found in grassland around May to July, Wheat-stem borers do have a habit of making holes in the stems of cereal crops. A picture of Wheat-stem borer can be found here.Keep an eye out for a Mystery insect poll next week!Claire
Wow! Would never have got that!
"All weeds are flowers, once you get to know them" (Eeyore)
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Beaten with that one MrsT
thought on that line first off but never heard of the insect.
Tried every thing last night to no avail